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External photo of 295 Tower Terrace Rd., Marion, IA

Tower Terrace Barrel House coming to Marion


Tower Terrace Barrel House coming to Marion in new construction retail strip center

Marion, IA — Summer 2021 will bring a new-to-market restaurant to Marion’s developing Tower Terrace Road stretch between Alburnett Road and 10th Street.

Barrel House, an upscale tavern food concept, will join this growing residential and neighborhood-commercial area. This section of Marion has recently seen the completion of a 75,000 square foot (SF) YMCA and will be home to the city’s currently-under-construction 20,000 SF fire station headquarters.

Founded by Jimmy Holt in 2011, Barrel House has two Davenport locations and one in Dubuque. The restaurant offers signature sauces, burgers and fries, traditional tavern favorites with an upscale twist and a dedication to providing “Food that lifts your spirits.” Also on the menu are seasonal and specialty cocktails and an impressive selection of local beers on tap.

“I’m thrilled to bring our warm, fun and inviting “taking care of people” concept to Marion,” Holt said. “We look forward to getting to know our patrons and providing them with excellent food, including our award-winning gourmet burgers.”

Barrel House will occupy 4,267 SF on the east end of an existing first-generation retail/office building at 295 Tower Terrace Road. Up to 4,692 SF of space remains available for lease in this 10,000 SF building and is listed by Angie Glick-Martin of GLD Commercial.

Adam Gibbs, also of GLD Commercial, assisted the restaurant in securing their new location. “Barrel House will be a wonderful addition to Marion and brings a much-needed amenity to this growing area,” Gibbs said. “There are 3,000 households within a one-mile radius in addition to the fact Linn Mar’s high school, a middle school and two elementary schools are within walking distance.”

Ultimately, Tower Terrace Road will connect Interstate-380 in Hiawatha to Highway 13 in Marion with upwards of 20,000 cars traveling this route daily. The completed stretch in Marion is already home to professional businesses including Edward Jones, The Esco Group, several medical practices and more. Additional development lots along this stretch, up to 6.7 acres in size, are currently available for sale.

Read more in the news:
The Gazette
Marion Chamber

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